Ion Izaguirre wins Spanish national road race

Valverde and Barbero second and third

Ion Izaguirre won the Spanish national road race championship, finishing ahead of his Movistar teammate Alejandro Valverde. Third after 200.8 kilometers was Carlos Barbero (Euskadi).

Izaguirre finished second in the Spanish national time trial and was second in the national road title in 2013.

The only Spanish WorldTour team once again proved its dominance in the race, in what they hope will be a preview of this year’s World championships, to be held on the same course.

A large break group got away early, but was never allowed more than about a three-minute lead, before all being pulled back with 25 km to go.

That was the cue for Movistar to step in authoritatively. The first to go was Imanol Erviti, and when he was caught with 8 km left, Izaguirre took off.

Euskadi and Caja Rural led the chase, and when they got too close, Valverde bridged up to help his teammate, allowing the Basque rider to claim his first national title.  

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ion Izagirre (Movistar Team)4:53:51 
2Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team)  
3Carlos Barbero Cuesta (Euskadi)0:00:10 
4Luis Leon Sanchez (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)  
5Eduard Prades (OFM - Quinta da Lixa)  
6Egoitz García Etxegibel (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits)  
7Jordi Simón Casulleras (Team Ecuador)  
8Joaquín Rojas José (Movistar Team)  
9Jesús Herrada (Movistar Team)  
10Carlos Verona (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step)  
11Jesus del Pino Corrochano (Burgos-BH)  
12Arkaitz Duran Aroca (OFM - Quinta da Lixa)  
13Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Crédits)  
14Omar Fraile Matarranz (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)  
15Ángel Madrazo Ruiz (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)  
16Sergio Pardilla Bellon (MTN - Qhubeka)  
17Víctor De La Parte Gonzalez (Efapel - Glassdrive)  
18Beñat Intxausti (Movistar Team)  
19Javier Moreno (Movistar Team)  
20Cristian CaÑada  
21Rubén Plaza (Movistar Team)  
22Mikel Iturria Segurola (Euskadi)  
23Marcos Garcia Fernandez (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)0:00:17 
24David Arroyo Duran (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)0:00:30 
25Beñat Txoperena (Euskadi)  
26Aritz Bagües Kalparsoro  
27Ruben Fernandez (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)0:02:18 
28Diego Rubio Hernandez (Efapel - Glassdrive)0:02:23 
29Pedro Merino Criado  
30Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)0:02:26 
31Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team)  
32Higinio Fernandez Suarez (Team Ecuador)  
33Anttón Ibarguren Telletxea  
34Andrés Vigil Vidal (Keith Mobel - Partisan)0:04:16 
35Ivan Martinez Jimenez0:04:20 
36Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Euskadi)  
37Juan José Lobato (Movistar Team)  
38José Herrada (Movistar Team)  
39Jon Larrinaga Muguruza (Euskadi)0:05:33 
40Francisco Mancebo Perez (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)0:07:42 
41Jose Antonio De Segovia Botella  
42Noel Martín Infante0:08:05 
43Igor Merino Cortazar (Burgos-BH)  
44David Belda Garcia (Burgos-BH)  
45Juan Miguel Perez Garcia  
46Kepa Vallejo Ugarte  
47Manuel Sola (Keith Mobel - Partisan)  
48Aser Estevez  
49Adolfo Vicente  
50Antonio Molina Canet (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)  
51Javier Cantero Gomez Francisco  
52Julen Mitxelena  
53Rafael Marquez Raigon  
54Cristóbal Sánchez  
55Daniel Dominguez Barragan  
56Moises Duenas Nevado  
57Esteban Plaza Mira (Keith Mobel - Partisan)  
58Alberto Gallego (Rádio Popular)  
59Adria Moreno  
60Víctor Martín Hernandez (Burgos-BH)  
61Haritz Orbe Urrutia (Euskadi)  
62Unai Intziarte  
63Víctor Etxeberria (Euskadi)  
64David Francisco Delgado  
65Mikel Bizkarra  
66Ibai Salas (Burgos-BH)  
67David Muntaner Martinez (ActiveJet Team)  
68Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)  
69Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Burgos-BH)  
70Juan Javier Estrada Ruiz  
71Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural - Seguros RGA)  
72David De La Fuente Rasilla (Torku Sekerspor)  
73Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Team UKYO)  
74Oscar Pujol Munoz (Skydive Dubai Pro Cycling Team)  
75Miguel Gomez Crespo  
76Raul MartÍnez0:10:40 
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